COWAN, Frank Kirby
Name: Frank Kirby COWAN
Born 9 November 1922
Birthplace: Harrison, Arizona
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 21
Died 23 December 2009 in Harrison, Arizona, age 87
Service ID: 38444832
Service Rank: Tech Sergeant
Air Group: 8th Air Force, 96th Bomb Group, 339th Bomb Squadron
Airbase: Snetherton Heath, Norfolk UK
Aircraft: B-17G 42-102552
Date shot down: 22 June 1944
Fate of crew: 7 KIA, 2 captured immediately, 1 evaded, later captured (Cowan).
Evasion summary: Routed to Prevost in Paris, betrayed by Desoubrie and Orsini.
Date captured: 8 July 1944
Capture summary: Arrested with CARTER-EDWARDS, STEWART, CROUCH, and an RAAF airman at a Paris road block.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2
Buchenwald ID: 78271
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, Center Compound
Kriege ID: 8166
Notes on SLIII internment:
Subsequent transfer to: Stalag Luft I [not confirmed]
Notes on internment:
Liberation: 1 May 1945 by American forces.
Repatriation from ETO:
Notes on Post-War period: